Welcome to BishounenCon 2017!

BishounenCon is upon us! The schedule grid is available here.

Times and locations are noted in the event descriptions in the program book, with the following changes:

Corrections:

Hanky Code Hide & Seek prizes will be awarded 3pm Sunday in Tiverton.

Some panels were listed as being in Tikerton. The correct room name is Tiverton.

20 Questions has been moved to 3pm Friday in the Rotunda.

Bishounen After Dark runs from 11pm Friday to midnight in Tiverton.

Bishounen Bingo runs from 3pm Sunday to 4:30pm in Bristol AB.

Saturday Schedule Changes:

6pm (Tiverton) – Costumes, Cosplay, And Character has been replaced by How Not to Write Bad Fic due to the original panelist being unable to attend.

7pm (Tiverton) – Morphsuits! Should I Cosplay That? has been replaced by Fanfic to Pro due to the original panelist being unable to attend.

7pm (Wickford) – History of Bara has been replaced by Bad Fic Theater due to a cancellation by the original panelist.

Additional Panel Descriptions:

Writing a Comic Script – Care and Feeding of Your Comic Book Artist
Saturday, 5-6pm – Wickford
Script writers from Yaoi Revolution will demonstrate (with images!) the process of conceiving, organizing, writing, and editing a one-shot comic script for publication. Clear and concise communication with your artist is key to success. How to avoid pitfalls and common problems inherent with the doujinshi format comic book. We will describe our solutions to common problems such as: diverse stylistic expectations, narrative consistency, Asian vs Western page orientation, language barriers, artist deadline drama, writer mania, and more! With Q&A!

How to Not Write Badfic
Saturday, 6pm – Tiverton
A discussion of common errors in fanfiction and how to avoid them. Questions welcome.

Fanfic to Pro
Saturday, 7pm – Tiverton
Our panelists will discuss the process of going from fanfic writer to professional author.

Bad Fic Theater
Saturday, 7pm – Wickford
Dramatic readings of fanfic so bad it’s good.

Want to know more?

We’ve updated the Events section with a whole lot of information on what you can expect during BishounenCon. We’ve packed a whole lot of fun into three short days. Hopefully, you’re as excited about it as we are! 🙂 It’s going to be a blast!

As a reminder:

Artists & Dealers applications are closed.

Panel applications are closed.

Staff/volunteer applications remain open until Feb 6!

Pre-reg closes on March 1st! Get your tickets now!!

January Announcements!

Dealers and Artists Alley are SOLD OUT!

We will not be accepting any new applications. All accepted Dealers/Artists have already been notified. You can find a list of our confirmed Dealers and Artists on their respective pages. (If you are a Dealer/Artist and don’t see your name on that page, email covarla@gmail.com to make sure we’ve received your payment.)

Panel/Event deadline is January 13!

Want to run an event? The deadline is almost here. Head over to bishounen.anpanels.com and register your event ASAP. Time is running out!

Staff/Volunteer Applications are still open!

We’re still seeking a few good staff and volunteers to help make this year’s BishounenCon a success. The areas most in need of experienced staff are A/V and Security, but even if you don’t have previous con experience we welcome enthusiastic volunteers! Sign up here.

Registration is now open!

Early Bird tickets are now available through Eventbrite. You can get your tickets here. Early Bird is $55 for the weekend. The price will jump to $65 on August 16, and then up to the At-the-Door rate in December.

The registration price includes full weekend access, pre-printed badge, and a bag full of goodies.

Register at Eventbrite